Meet Our Team

-District Staff-

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Dave Hedrick

District Manager

Office:(509)775-3473 ext.105

Cell: (509) 207-5240

Dave became the District Manager in April of 2019 after serving as a Supervisor for several years. In addition to managing the day-to-day activities of the district, he is the lead person for outreach and communication with conservation partners. He comes to us after a long career in natural resources. His experience ranges from co-managing the timber and land on his family ranch to owning and operating a large commercial fishing boat in Alaska for 38 years. He grew up north of Colville and has resided in Ferry County for the last twenty years.


Candy Roman

(509)775-3473 ext.100

Candy joined the Conservation District team in November 2014. Candy takes care of all financial matters in the office including payroll, accounts payable and receivable, grant accounting and managing the annual plant sale.  She also manages the office, keeping things organized for the District and the NRCS. Candy moved from the Seattle area to Ferry County in 2014 and has been enjoying country living on her property in Curlew.

Eric Bracken, Chair
Dave Konz, Vice Chair
Charlotte Coombes, Auditor



Jim Rochelle, Supervisor

District Board of Supervisors

Partner Agency Staff

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 Farm Services Agency

Primary Contact: Casey Newton

(509) 422-2750 ext 116 (Okanogan)

USDA Farm Services Agency (FSA) administers agricultural programs available to farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the Farm Bill. FSA is not staffing the Republic field office at this time. Contact Casey Newton with your needs or questions.

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NRCS Resource Conservationist: Alex Reyes

(509) 421-3100

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is our partnering agency. As the federal arm of the conservation partnership, the NRCS handles the conservation programs outlined in the Farm Bill. The NRCS also assists the district with our objectives of developing conservation plans for cattle operators, private forest landowners, irrigators and smaller hobby farmers.